Former nefarious Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's former son-in-law was sentenced to nine years in jail on Friday after pleading guilty to a series of fraudulent activities, including one that cost $ 3 million to actor Dustin Hoffman had cheated.
Jeffrey Yohai, 37, divorced from Manafort's daughter Jessica in 2017, also paid $ 6.7 million in reparation in Los Angeles federal court.
I know how to put it another way, "said Judge Andre Birotte Jr." It seems he can do what he wants – but the money stops here. "
Yohai committed the conspiracy to commit bank and cable fraud Non-existent backstage passes for the Coachella music festival.
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The prosecution said Yohai had persuaded Hoffman and his son Jacob to invest in a real estate project, but they have their investment of 3 Millions of dollars spent on personal expenses and debt settlement.
"The defendant has inflicted tremendous damage on a large number of victims," Deputy US Attorney Andrew Brown wrote in a lawsuit, adding that "Yohai" has done almost unbelievable damage to trick others, including Point that he could not stop until the court had sentenced him in the first case, strongly suggesting that he will continue on his criminal path, even though he was blessed with so many benefits. "
" Worse, he seems enjoying it, committing fraud, and tricking others over their hard-earned money, as if he believed real work was just for pies, "added Brown.
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Jessica Manafort was reportedly involved in the conviction.
Last year, Paul Manafort pleaded with the Federal Supreme Court i n Washington guilty of prosecuting prosecutors for violating foreign lobbyists and witnessing. He was also convicted in Virginia of bank and tax fraud because he had hidden millions of dollars he had earned in Ukraine from the IRS.
Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in Virginia in March and received 73 months in Virginia jail in the DC case.
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Public prosecutor's office with special lawyer Robert Mueller's office argued at the sentencing in March that Manafort deserves no recognition in the Russia investigation because he repeatedly lied to investigators and the grand jury after his confession of guilt.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.